New PhD on Interventional Broncoscopy in Treament of Lung Cancer

Dr. Kirill NeumanOn April 30 2015 Kririll Neuman defended his thesis on Interventional Broncoscopy in Treatment of lung Cancer. Background: Interventional bronchoscopy is a field of respiratory medicine that is related to a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures done via bronchoscope. It includes, but is not limited to such procedures as laser bronchoscopy, electrosurgery, endobronchial ultrasound and needle aspiration, stent insertion, volume reduction procedures and many more. One can use a flexible or a rigid bronchoscope, and airway management during procedure can also vary a lot depending on the procedures art and aim. Extrinsic compression of the airways can for example be treated with stent insertion, whereas intraluminal tumors can be debulked mechanically, with electrocautery or laser ablation. A combination of different techniques is often used in practice to achieve the best result. A doctoral project on Interventional Bronchoscopy in Treatment of Lung Cancer by Kirill Neumann et al. of the Intervention Centre summarizes the institutional experience in interventional bronchoscopy since its introduction into clinical practice at the National Hospital of Norway in 1997. Announcement from Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo here>>>

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WiBEC - new EU H2020- MARIE Sklodowska-CURIE ACTIONS project coordinated by The Intervention Centre

H2020WiBEC (Wireless In-Body Environment Communications), an Innovative Training Network for 16 young researchers, has been selected for funding by the European Commission under the H2020- MARIE Sklodowska-CURIE ACTIONS (MSCA-ITN-2015). The beneficiaries are Oslo University Hospital (coordinator – professor Ilangko Balasingham), Norway, Sorin CRM, France, Universitat Politechnica de Valencia, Spain, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, Ovesco AG, Germany, Norges tekninsk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Norway, ValoTec, France, and Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Spain. The non-beneficiaries are Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and Université Paris Sud, France. This training network will address the Social, Health, and Technology challenges of the H2020:Wireless In-Body Devices. WiBEC’s main objective is to provide high quality and innovative doctoral training to develop the wireless technologies for novel implantable devices for applications in cardiology and gastroenterology that will contribute to the improvement in quality and efficacy of healthcare.WiBEC

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New PhD on Tissue PCO2 for real-time detection of internal organ ischemia

Dr. Søren PischkeOn April 29 2015 Søren Erik Pischke defended his PhD thesis about Tissue PCO2 for real-time detection of internal organ ischemia. Main mentor was professor Tor Inge Tønnessen, and second mentor professor Tom Eirik Mollnes, both from Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.
Abstract: Stenosis or total occlusion of organ supplying vessels in the perioperative course of major surgery like heart surgery or liver transplantation leads to ischemic injury. Detection is challenging as no specific symptoms are revealed. Todays monitoring during anaesthesia and intensive care medicine relies on unspecific continuous observations of whole body circulation and intermittent evaluation by ultrasound and assessment of release of tissue enzymes to blood. Cellular metabolism gets altered during ischemia (severely hampered blood supply) and tissue CO2 is produced in the course of buffering anaerobic lactic acidosis. Image:Professor Tor Inge Tønnessen (left), Søren Erik Pischke, MD, PhD (middle), professor Tom Erik Mollnes (right).

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Health and Medical Technology Conference 27-28 May 2015 in Stavanger

NAFA IVS is well represented with a presentation from Professor Ilangko Balasingham about automatic diagnosis using optical image processing, while Jacob Bergsland and Espen Remme are in the program committee and are chairmen for the sessions on welfare technology and robotics, respectively. Additionally, there are sessions on:
-Big data – analysis, access and sharing of data
-Instrumentation, sensor technology and imaging
-Stavanger area relations, oil and medicine
Organizer is the Norwegian Society of Automatic Control. Link to program>>>

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New PhD on Fast 3d visualization of blood vessels that can improve patient safety during surgeries

Dr. KumarThe PhD thesis work by Rahul Prasanna Kumar has resulted in the development of a method for 3D visualization of blood vessels that is nearly 20 times faster that many commonly used methods. Such fast methods are useful for many medical applications that involve diagnosis, therapy, and also in planning and navigation of surgeries.
Accurate and fast 3D visualization of blood vessels are important for liver surgery or resection. Liver resection can be performed by “formal resection”, or “parenchyma-sparing technique”. In the parenchyma-sparing technique, the surgery is performed such that only the region that has the cancer is removed, compared to formal resection that is the commonly used technique where the anatomical half of the liver that contains the tumor is removed. Thus, the parenchyma-sparing technique helps in saving a significant part of the patient’s liver, which increases the possibility of having multiple resections when cancer reemerges. However, this technique requires a thorough planning of the individual surgical strategy, i.e. an accurate visualization of the liver and its structures, especially the blood vessels. The method proposed in the thesis can help the surgeons in visualizing blood vessels for planning a liver surgery.

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The Intervention Centre takes part in Laparoscopy Course

The Intervention Centre hosts part of a course for Gastroenterology Surgeons at Oslo University Hospital in November. Parts of the clinical training will take place at the centre, and the program for the course has been made available at The Intervention Centre web page. Se the program here: Surgical Gastroenterology Course Program. The program contains downloadable articles and videos from many of the presenters.

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Young Investigator Award at SMIT 2014 to IVS project

Nicolai Hiorth Nikolai Hiorth was awaded the prestigeous Young Investigator Award at the 26th International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) in Shanghai, China, from 18-20 September 2014. Nicolai Hiorth's presented "Endovascular Repair of the Mitral Valve" about a new minimally invasive catheter based concept for mitral valve repair developed in collaboration with senior cardiac surgeon dr. Jacob Bergsland and others from The Intervention Centre. During the conference dr. Bergsland also presented the project "In-vivo Demonstration of High Data Rate Implant Communications Using Ultra Wideband", and PhD research fellow Rahul Prasanna Kumar the project "Fast and User-friendly Blood Vessel Segmentation Using 2D Cross-sectional Analysis".

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His Majesty Norwegian King’s Gold Medal in Medicine for 2014

Gold MedalAirazat M. Kazaryan was awarded His Majesty Norwegian King’s Gold Medal in Medicine for 2014 based on research on outcomes from surgeries performed by a group of surgeons led by professor Bjørn Edwin from The Intervention Centre. The medal was received under the Annual Festival at the University of Oslo's aula September 2nd, 2014. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Domus Bilbiotheca. In the evening the Prize winners were invited to Gala dinner hosted by University of Oslo.

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New PhD on Virtual Reality Simulation in Laparoscopic Surgical Education

Fredrik Halvorsen PhD On 28.05.2014 Fredrik Halvorsen, MD defended his thesis on Virtual Reality Simulation in Laparoscopic Surgical Education at Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. The commission judging the work was; professor Jørn Kjæve, Institute for Clinical Medicine, University of Tromsø, associate professor Ronald Mårvik, Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim and professor Egil Johnson, Institute for Clinical Medicine, Univerity of Oslo. On the image dr Halvorsen is flanked by his mentors professor Erik Fosse (left) and dr Odd Mjåland.

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Regional CT-Forum focusing on CT Thorax

CT ForumThe Physicists at The Intervention Centre hosted the Regional CT-Forum on May 6th 2014. Last Regional CT Forum focused on CT of the Liver. This time the focus was CT of the thorax. 120 radiologists, radiographers and physicists representing all hospitals in the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority attended the Forum. Among topis discussed were; surgical consequences of the investigation, treatment of emphysema with bronchial valves, image quality and radiation dosis in CT thorax, contrast optimalization, protocols and pitfalls in lung emboli, protocols and pitfalls in tumor protocols, spectral imaging and finally ultra low dose CT thorax. The meeting was rounded up with plenary discussions.

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Outstanding research papers at Oslo University Hospital rewarded

Price winnersBefore easter 6 research groups were rewarded 50.000 NOK each by Oslo University Hospital for exceptional publications with high impact published during during 2. half of 2013. Among the price winners were dr. Kyrre Eeg-Embem from The Intervention Centre. Eeg-Emblem et.al's paper entiteled Vessel architectural imaging identifies cancer patient responders to anti-angiogenic therapy was published in Nature Medicine. Dr. Eeg-Emblem is number three from left on the picture. Announcement on the hospital web portal (Norwegian text)

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Workshop on Sensor Communications & Technologies, Body Area Networks, e-Health Services and Standardization

WorkshopThe Intervention Centre, in cooperation with Hermes Partnership and COST Action IC0905-TERRA, organized the “Workshop on Sensor Communications & Technologies, Body Area Networks, e-Health Services and Standardization.” This event took place on April 4, 2014, in Florence, Italy, in the framework of the 8th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT) sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The workshop consisted of high quality technical presentations and a general discussion in which the participants identified future trends and new research directions for the advancement of medical sensing technology. Dr. Raúl Chávez-Santiago from the Intervention Centre delivered the keynote talk “Dual-Band Cognitive Radio for Wearable Sensors in Hospitals,” in which he emphasized the need for novel and more effective techniques to mitigate interference in sensor networks for healthcare.

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